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A History of Ireland in 100 words

Did you know that Cú Chulainn was conceived with a thirst-quenching drink? That ‘cluas’, the modern Irish word for ‘ear’, also means the handle of a cup? That the Old Irish word for ‘ring’ may have inspired Tolkien’s ‘nazg’? From murder to beekeeping and everything between, discover how the Irish ate, drank, dressed, loved and lied.